Volume 126, Number
December 16th, 2009
Turkeys pay a visit
Now that Thanksgiving is over, wild turkeys came out in force in
Minnewaukan December 12. A portion of a flock of 15 turkeys is seen in
the editor's yard. They scratched around a little and pooped a lot
before moving on to visit the neighbors. In the background can be seen
the editor's one-owner 1976 Chevrolet pickup and the cat house, which is
frequented by his felines.
Perform at Leeds
Leeds Lutheran Sunday school students presented three selections at
Sunday worship December 6 with their bell choir, under the direction of
Carol Thompson. Left to right, front row, are Dani Schwanke, Evan
Follman, Rochelle Hansen and Spencer Follman. Second row: Arnikka
Thompson, Devin Schwanke and Andrew Follman. Third row: Katelyn Nelsen
and Joe Silliman. At the top is Kaylee Lybeck.
The Maddock eighth grade North Dakota history class, in conjunction with
the ND State Historical Society, recently completed a virtual
homesteading project. The past two weeks students have used a Web-based
program called Second Life to recreate homesteading in North Dakota.
Scott Schaffnit of the ND State Historical Society demonstrates the use
of Second Life and homesteading to Mrs. Risovi's eighth grade class.
The students were put into "family" groups who were able to purchase
homestead parcels in different parts of the state. They then had to
research what crops would grow best on their land, buy seed, feed for
their mule and other supplies from the local general store. Throughout
the week, several natural disasters struck their crops, but most were
able to "prove up" their land and establish their homesteads. Kelsey
Smith tries to fasten the buttons on an old shoe with a buttonhook while
Marilyn Snyder of the ND State Historical Society and Renae Lauinger
Santa pays visit
The Maddock Ambassador, Senior and Cadets Girl Scouts invited Santa
Claus to greet kids at the Maddock Memorial Home Saturday. The kids
enjoyed Santa giving them a candy bar and stuffed animal after telling
him of their wish lists. Kids were treated to cookies and juice and
coloring time. A drawing was held for kids in attendance for an
over-sized, homemade stocking filled with goodies. Vada Fossen, daughter
of Mitch and Yvonne Fossen, won the stocking. Left to right around Santa
are Ashley Risovi, Kristi Medalen, Carah Hestdalen, Delores Williams and
Ashley Foss. Barkley, the official dog of the Maddock Memorial Home, is
Read, Read, Read winners have been announced at the Oberon School. Read,
Read, Read winners won a free book by meeting classroom reading goals.
Left to right, front row, are Roshawnda Whitetail, Christen Littlewind,
DorothyKae DuBois, Verna Alex and Romie Cavanaugh. Second row: Jay
Littlewind, Felix Black, Kellen Keo, Deborah Jackson, Mariyah Anchondo,
Anthony DeMarce and Kayleetha Georgeson. Third row: Larissa Dunn, Ryilee
Littleghost, Isis Greywater, Renee Cavanaugh, Riah Littleghost and Jacen
Deckert. Fourth row: Joseph Gourd, Byson Robertson, Bryeann Robertson
and Whisper Gourd. Back row: Emily Thumb, Darica Deckert, MysitQue
Gourd, Nakia Hill and George Brown.
Parents' night was held December 9 at the Minnewaukan School. Soup and
sandwiches were served for supper and then family activities were held.
Family photos were taken and put in picture frames that the families
made. Homemade play dough was made to take home. More than 30 families
attended. Yogi, Jayson, Raquel and Jeremy Vivier are shown making play
The Annual Roughrider Rodeo banquet was held November 21 in Minot. Ben
Grann of Sheyenne won the 2009 steer wrestling championship and the
reserve champion 2009 roping title. He was also the 2009 men's all
around cowboy. Brittany Cudworth of Sheyenne won the 2009 junior goat
Head Start grocers
Head Start children visited Tracy's Market in Maddock on December 1.
Owner Pat Tracy walked the children through his store, showing them
where and how food is delivered, stored, stocked and sold to customers.
Children were amazed by all the labels and pricing a grocery needs for
business. At the grocery store, left to right, were, back row, Kristina
Trautman, Andrew Brown, Pat Tracy, Wyatt Hakanson, McKenzie Melaas,
Shawn Foss, Hannah Anderson, Kaylee Knatterud, Lane Benson and Grant
Hagen. In the front are Logan Maddock, Rakel Follman and Paige Jones.
Later, children re-created this environment in their classroom and used
their developing skills to write letters and numbers needed for a
grocery store at the Head Start classroom. This experience helps develop
social skills through cooperation, planning and role playing. Later, Pat
Tracy visited the Head Start classroom to check out the children's
version of his store and declared it ready for a "Grand Opening!" At the
Head Start classroom are, left to right, back row, Paige Jones, Aiden
Huffman, Pat Tracy, Wyatt Hakanson and Grant Hagen. Front row: Rakel
Follman, Andrew Brown and Hannah Anderson. Seated are Paxton Neppl,
Anastasia Wilks, Lane Benson and Shawn Foss.